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Old 09-07-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Break in at my campsite thwarted... suspects in custody!

This summer we were sitting in our camper at the table, and we looked out and saw a teenager breaking into our tent. I jumped up and ran out of the camper after him. He jumped in a white mustang that held another teen and sped off. I headed the other way and I was able to write down their licence plate number as they left the park. I was in the camp office giving in the information and I looked over my shoulder and saw the the two teens had headed back into the park for another round. I said "Hey thats them" and it just so happened that the huge guy standing next to me in line was an off duty RCMP officer who had been listening to me give the report. He went running out and at the same time an off duty fire fighter who was supposed to visit us that afternoon pulled up. (yes really) The two off duty rescue heroes, stopped the teens car, hustled them out of it, and made an arrest!
I must have had my angles watching over me that day.. because the right people were in the right place at the exact right moment...
I am very thankful for those in the military, and public service who willingly step up to the challenge even when off duty.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:48 AM   #2
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Were these teens camping at the campground? Did they find anyone else's stuff in their car from campers who weren't at their sites when they were stealing stuff?
It's a shame when stuff like this happens, because camping is typically a nice friendly way to spend some time away without worrying about stuff like this.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:31 AM   #3
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Great effort on your part which lead to the arrest. Without your observations and report, the arrest would not have been possible. Yes it was good luck that the off duty RCMP officer was in the right place at the right time and was assisted by the fire fighter but you are the hero.

My guess is the teens were not campers but locals looking for easy pickings. I currently have 32 years in law enforcement and have found that the campgrounds we normally use, mostly state parks, are very safe places with the majority of campers being responsible, upstanding people. I does pay to always be observant and aware of what is going on around you.

In my many years of camping the only thieves I have dealt with were some wild ponies at Assateague Island SP and some crows that got into another camper's left out loaf of bread.
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Funny you mention non human thieves. We had chipmunks one time eat an entire Entenman's crumb cake. LOL
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:45 AM   #5
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Nice story. Glad to hear that these terrorists (because that is really what they are) got what was coming to them. I hope they got a little roughing up too while they were being detained ;-)
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #6
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Thanks for sharing, I love a stories with happy endings!

Jay Lenno used to do a "Headlines" bit that he called "Stupid Criminals", I think we have new candidates.
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Glad those kids didn't try to hurt you in order to get away. Good job Lady Wendolyn.
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Surely those dudes would know the Tent was part of the camper trailer hehe... You Go Girl....
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What I get a laugh at; is after they were chased out of the tent, and left the CG. They decided to come right back. No duh, that they got caught, stupid criminals they are!
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